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Shift Work May Put Damper on a Man's Sex Life

Posted 15 May 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, May 15, 2017 – Male shift workers listen up: Two new studies link sleep disorders common in these men to urinary problems and erectile dysfunction. And a third report links the repercussions of shift work to lower-quality semen, which could make it harder for men to father children. The research doesn't prove that shift work and its accompanying sleep issues cause these problems. ...

Curbing Sleep Apnea Might Mean Fewer Night Trips to Bathroom

Posted 27 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 27, 2017 – Millions of Americans battle bothersome nighttime conditions, such as sleep apnea or the need to get up frequently to urinate. Now, new research suggests that treating the former condition with CPAP "mask" therapy might also help ease the latter. "This is the first study to show the true incidence of nocturia – peeing at night – in patients who suffer from obstructive ...

Less Salt, Fewer Nighttime Bathroom Trips?

Posted 27 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, March 26, 2017 – Lowering your salt intake could mean fewer trips to the bathroom in the middle of the night, a new study suggests. Most people over age 60, and many even younger, wake up to pee one or more times a night. This is called nocturia. This interruption of sleep can lead to problems such as stress, irritability or tiredness, which can affect quality of life. There are several ...

Could Nasal Spray Curtail Nighttime Bathroom Trips?

Posted 8 May 2016 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, May 8, 2016 – Countless people – often men with enlarged prostates – need to visit the bathroom during the night. But help could soon be at hand in the form of a nasal spray, new research suggests. A spritz of a synthetic hormone, already used by bed-wetting kids, might benefit older people struggling with the problem called nocturia. "Nocturia is very common in patients over 50 years ...

New Prostate Technique May Help Men's Nighttime Urination

Posted 4 Apr 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 4, 2016 – Waking often in the night to urinate is a common problem among men who have an enlarged prostate, but an innovative new treatment has shown some promise in easing the problem, researchers are reporting. The procedure, called prostatic artery embolization (PAE), involves placing microscopic spheres in the arteries that supply blood to the prostate gland to partially block ...

Simple Strategies Aren't Always Enough for Bedwetting

Posted 27 Aug 2013 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Aug. 27 – While techniques such as fluid restriction can help some children who have problems with bedwetting, alarms and medications are more effective, a new study finds. "Simple behavioral therapies such as rewarding the child for dry nights or taking the child to the toilet during the night can sometimes help with bedwetting, and is better than doing nothing," said study leader Dr. ...

Constipation May Help Explain Some Bedwetting

Posted 6 Feb 2012 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Feb. 6 – Constipation is often the cause of bedwetting in children, a small, new study suggests. Failure to diagnose constipation as the cause of bedwetting can lead parents and children on an unnecessarily long, costly and difficult effort to cure nighttime wetting, the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers said. They found that 30 children and adolescents, aged 5 to 15, who ...

Health Tip: When It's Time to Call the Doctor About Bedwetting

Posted 3 Jan 2012 by Drugs.com

-- Most cases of bedwetting aren't something to worry about, experts say, but occasionally they can represent a medical problem. The Nemours Foundation says you should call a pediatrician about bedwetting if: It suddenly occurs after six months of dry nights. A child wets his/her pants during the day. Behavioral problems start suddenly at home or school. The child needs to urinate frequently, or ...

Health Tip: Children and Bedwetting

Posted 24 Oct 2011 by Drugs.com

-- Millions of children wet the bed, especially those who have just been potty trained. Most the time, the child simply grows out of it. The Nemours Foundation offers these suggestions on what to do when a child wets the bed: Be supportive and positive, and assure your child that there's nothing to be embarrassed about. Have your child go to the bathroom one last time right before bed each ...

Tonsil Removal Might Cure Bedwetting in Some Kids With Sleep Apnea

Posted 16 May 2011 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, May 16 – Half of children with sleep apnea who also wet the bed might stop their bedwetting if their tonsils or adenoids are removed, new research suggests. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is marked by interruptions in breathing while asleep; it is common among children with enlarged tonsils or adenoids. Exactly how sleep apnea results in bedwetting is not fully understood, but hormonal ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Desmopressin Acetate (marketed as DDAVP Nasal Spray, DDAVP Rhinal Tube, DDAVP, DDVP, Minirin, and Stimate Nasal Spray)

Posted 4 Dec 2007 by Drugs.com

[Posted 12/04/2007] FDA notified healthcare professionals and patients of the Agency's request that manufacturers update the prescribing information for desmopressin to include important new safety information about severe hyponatremia and seizures. Certain patients, including children treated with the intranasal formulation of the drug for primary nocturnal enuresis (PNE), are at risk for ...

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